Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle

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Finally getting round to talking about one of my favourite things in the world: Music! And I’m kicking it off with this incredible album from the beautiful Lauren Daigle. I’ve always said that if I could swap singing voices with anybody, it would be her. Her rich, husky tone adds such depth and authenticity to the carefully crafted lyrics she sings. So let’s get straight into it.

Feel free to listen while you’re reading!

Still Rolling Stones


All at once I came alive
This beating heart, these open eyes
The grave let go
The darkness should have known
(You’re still rolling rolling, you’re still rolling rolling oh)
You’re still rolling stones
(You’re still rolling rolling oh)
You’re still rolling stones

This punchy song encourages me so much. It speaks to the amazing power of God to free people from the bondage their in. Christians believe that Jesus died and rose again after three days. He was dead in a tomb but when his followers came to find Him, the stone that kept Jesus in that grave had been rolled away, hence the title. In essence, God is still in the business of doing that. We are alive in Christ. No longer slaves to death or anything that comes with it and oh what joy this brings my soul.

Favourite lyrics:

I thought that I was too far gone
For everything I’ve done wrong
Yeah, I’m the one who dug this grave
But You called my name
You called my name

Rescue


I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you

I love this song because it is God speaking. It is written in first person from Him to you and I. It has been such a comfort to me because there are times when it can feel like we’re hidden or forgotten but God in His unfailing love for us chooses to reach out and rescue us when we feel lost.

Favourite lyrics:

You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen


I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS

This Girl

This girl ain’t going anywhere
This girl ain’t going anywhere-ere-ere
I can promise You this, now I know for sure
This girl ain’t going anywhere

I sing this song over myself countless times in a day. I know myself and I am a girl that is prone to wander. So often I can be tempted to stray and this song keeps me grounded. When the temptations of life come to me I confidently tell myself and the enemy….. this girl ain’t going anywhere. Period.

Favourite lyric:


I’ve run for miles and lost sight of where You are
But You have seen me all along
Maybe I’m the last to know when I’ve gone too far
And yet I’m always by Your side

You Say


You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe

This song is another declaration song for me. There are times where I can feel less than, left out and pretty insignificant. I know that’s not the case but no one is immune from these kind of thoughts. However, this song (along with the Word of God) is one of the many things in my toolkit to tear down those lies. All that matters is everything God says of me so screw you Satan!

Favourite lyric:


The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity,

Love Like This


What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
I cannot earn what You so freely give
What have I done to deserve love like this?

For someone who can struggle with this idea of being deserving, this song is everything. Everyday I have to remind myself that I cannot earn anything from God. Salvation is a gift. Life is a gift. Grace, goodness and mercy are all gifts. God’s love is a gift. There is nothing I can do to earn them. Nothing I could do to pay for them. Everything I have is a gift and all there is to do with gifts is accept the gift, accept that you are loved enough to even receive the gift and say thank you to the Giver.

Favourite Lyric:


Your voice like a whisper
Breaking the silence
You say there’s a treasure
You’ll look ’til You find it
You search 
To find me

Look Up Child


Where are You now
When darkness seems to win?
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling?
Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say
Look up child, ayy
Look up child, ayy

In a society where everything is crumbling and falling apart it is easy to wonder where God is but all we have to do is look up and remember where our help comes from (Psalm 121). As long as we keep our gaze fixed on Christ, we will always find what we are looking for.

Favourite Lyric:


You’re not threatened by the war
You’re not shaken by the storm
I know You’re in control
Even in our suffering
Even when it can’t be seen
I know You’re in control

Rebel Heart


I give it over to You
I give it over to You
Your love is like an arrow, straight and true
And now this rebel heart belongs to You

I’ve grown up being told that I’m rebellious and so this song is a real prayer for me every time I sing it because who wants to be rebellious? Rebellion and independence from God never leads to anything good so if you can relate then this is a song worth putting on repeat. Learn it and sing it until your heart obeys.

Favourite Lyric:


Lord, I offer up this rebel heart
So stubborn and so restless from the start
I don’t wanna fight You anymore
So take this rebel heart and make it Yours

Inevitable


Ever running to what I can’t see
Fighting out of all my unbelief
Father, even then my song will be
I know You will always carry me
It’s inevitable

I feel that this song beautifully depicts the darker side of the life of a believer. The side that wants to give up. The side that doesn’t want to trust and obey. The side that doesn’t want to believe anymore. But this is not where we stay. God will inevitably carry us forward. He never leaves us as orphans to deal with these things alone and what an assurance this is.

Favourite Lyric:


Set Your promise to play on repeat in my head
When You meet my anxiety, put it to death


I could have spoken about every song on this album but I fear that I’ve already lost you with how long this post is so I commend you for getting this far. This album is perfect for the season that I am in right now and I know that it is one of the tools God is using to speak to me daily. I hope you enjoy this album just as much as I do. Let me know what your thoughts are. What are some of your favourite lyrics from this album? How has it changed or challenged you? Drop a comment below!

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